Evaluating the impact of neuromusculoskeletal impairment on athletic performance (2008–2011)

Classification in Paralympic Athletics aims to place people in classes so that type and severity of neuromusculoskeletal impairment has minimal impact on competition outcome and success is determined by the same factors as non-disabled athletics skill, determination and training. To achieve this aim requires evidence quantifying how much certain impairments affect athletic performance in events such as running, jumping and throwing. Currently such evidence does not exist and consequently the reliability and validity of classification is questionable. This project will evaluate the how much various neuromusculoskeletal impairments impact athletic performance. The results will permit evidence-based classification in Paralympic Athletics.'',
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council